Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, was born on 8 October 1974 in Strumica. In 1997, Zoran Zaev graduated at the Faculty of Economics at the Skopje University "St. Cyril and Methodius" where he continued the postgraduate studies of Monetary Economics and Finance.
Beside the experience in the business sector, he has been a party member of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) since 1996, and a member of Parliament in the Assembly of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the period 2003-2005. In 2006, he was elected vice president of the SDSM Central Committee. In 2008, he became the Acting President of the Party and since 2013, Zoran Zaev has been the leader of SDSM.
After the "Przino agreement" and the early parliamentary elections in 2016, followed by a difficult political context, including the violent incident in the Parliament in April 2017, Zoran Zaev was elected Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in May 2017.